Lady Captain's Choice 9 Hole Competition
Lady Captain Pam introduces 9 Hole Competitions on Captain's Choice events...
"I would like to give you an update on the Lady Captain’s Competitions which have been extremely well supported throughout December and so far this month.
Following a request, I am happy to advise you that with effect from Tuesday 28th January, there will also be a weekly 9-hole Captain’s Choice Competition on Tuesdays. These will be run on the same basis as the main 18- hole competition and a prize will be given to the winners.
This additional competition is to be enjoyed by the Ladies who wish to play competitive ‘fun’ golf but are unable to play the full 18 holes.
There are three available slots at the end of the 18- hole tee times for the 9- hole players. On the 28th January two of these tee times have been filled at 11.45am and 11.52am and there is a 12- noon tee time available.
I will be delighted if there are more Ladies who would like to make up a team and join us on Tuesday’s. If the demand is there I will arrange for more tee-times to be made available.
Captains Charity Cheque Presentations
2019 Belton Park Golf Club Captains, Simon Denton and Helen Long, signed off their year with a cheque presentation to their chosen charities.
Simon supported Prostate Cancer UK and Helen supported The Alzheimer’s Society, both for very personal reasons. During their year Simon and Helen held several fund-raising events and raised a combined sum of nearly £12000 for the two Charities which was a terrific result.
Graham Bates and his wife Maureen are seen pictured receiving the cheque on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK and Ollie Larkin is pictured with Helen receiving the cheque for The Alzheimer’s Society.
Simon and Helen would like to thank everyone at Belton Park Golf Club for all their support in helping them raise so much money for these very important charities.
Seniors – Curly Foster Trophy - December 17th
On Tuesday, December 17th 51 Seniors played in the annual pre-Christmas fun competition, the Curly Foster Trophy. The format is an individual Stableford competition played over 15 holes with only 4 clubs, one of which must be a putter.
The conditions were dry (at last!) and the course has stood up well to the huge amount of rain over the past 6 weeks. The greens were in excellent condition considering the temperature and the amount of rain we’ve had recently.
After the competition the Seniors were led by choirmaster Paul Skelton in singing Christmas carols, including a special 12 days of Christmas with words composed by Andrew Cookson. Mulled wine, mince pies and sausage rolls were served and a bottle of whisky was kindly donated by the Seniors Vice Captain Tim Stubbs.
31 points (C/B)
31 points (C/B)
There was a nearest the pin on hole 14 which was won by the Seniors Captain Pete Long.
Colin Elstone Charity 2019
On Saturday 7th December 128 players competed in one of Belton Park Golf Club’s most anticipated competitions of the year, with the year’s beneficiaries being Macmillan Cancer Support. The Colin Elstone Bottle Charity AM-AM has been held in its current format for the last 31 years but started in the small way back in 1980.
This competition has now been organised by John Kirkup for the past 6 years and notoriously brings out the best in those competing with a great atmosphere and plenty of Christmas cheer. This year was no different which reflected in the amazing 2 from 4 stableford scores in the breezy conditions.
Before the presentation, Caroline Booth from Macmillan Cancer Support addressed the competitors, thanking them for their generosity and gave an insight of where the money would go.
Newly installed Club Captain Ged O’Reilly and Lady Captain Pam Wiggins were in attendance to congratulate all the winners and present them with their prizes.
This year 8 prizes were up for grabs the top 5 were:
1st S Allison, G Taylor, G Tupper and J Baxter 95pts
2nd N Gibson JNR, T Shaw, G Mitchell and W Clarke 91pts (on countback)
3rd S Moore, M Clarke, R Brighton and N Smith 91pts
4th R Allen, T Guest, P Barson and J Henson 88pts
5th M Sims, J Whaler, J Elstone and C Smith 86pts
Nearest the pin on the 6th was John Henson and on the 17th was Alan Barnes.
2019 was a record breaking year for the amount of money amount raised with a grand total of £1910. Well done to all.
Gala Presentation Evening - November 16th
On Saturday, November 16th Belton Park Golf Club held its annual Gala Presentation Dinner for all Trophy winners during the season.
2019 was a very successful year for Lincolnshire’s oldest members golf club with some notable Regional and National victories. These included Jackie Barson and Julie Beanland winning the National final of the Ping fourball Plate and Will Hopkins winning the England Midland Boys Championship.
Pictured is First team player Jack Diment who won the Lincolnshire Amateur Championship and went on to finish fifth in the National Champion of Champions final. There were also excellent team performances with the highlight being the first team winning the Bramley Singles Trophy in the final held at Seacroft Golf Club.
The trophies were presented on the night by Captain Simon Denton and Lady Captain Helen Long.
For pictures of all the trophy winners, follow this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Dhe6UU7R8xyBD1qf9
Battle Back Cheque Presentation
On Friday October 12th Belton Park Gents Captain Simon Denton and organiser Ian Carroll were given a guided tour of Stanford Hall which is the UK’s number one rehabilitation centre where they treat seriously injured service personnel. Simon and Ian presented a cheque for £2,200 to Zeno Gomes, chairman of Battle Back golf.
Zeno complemented Belton Park Golf Club for the generous hospitality shown to his Battle Back personnel and had many requests from his players to join us again next year.
After the presentation, plans were put into place for future years to host the event for future years.
Previously on Sept 12th 2019, Belton Park Golf Club hosted Battle Back charity golfers with 18 holes of golf on the Brownlow course, played off the white tees, followed by an evening of fund raising for the Battle Back golf charity.
A number of golf clubs had donated 4-ball vouchers which were auctioned off. Our thanks go to the 24 sponsors of the event which made the event possible.